I have mentioned the renovation at our home so many times, that I am boring most of you already. But this time I am not moaning about it, I promise, as we're getting closer to finishing it. I am all exited about it now, and wanted to show you something.
When we moved into this old house (and it needed a lot of work) I hadn't never
a) lived in an old HOUSE before
b) done any renovation bigger than painting a wall.
I am not going to details (how it took longer, was harder and more expensive than expected) but I'll show you something I think helped me a lot. Before we moved in I was passionate of magazines of homes and decoration, gardens, furnishing in and out. I also had a huge collection of magazines I didn't want to take with me when we moved. So out my scissors and...
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I chose beautiful (read: dream) pictures of kitchens, living rooms, baths and bedrooms. I cut out color schemes, floors, cupboards, tiles... And clued them into a book. My dream-home book.
I do not have that pink Smeg yet (and I do not need that pink cow-shaped toast-grill any more) but otherwise many things from my book are now in my house. Not exactly the same, ofter a cheaper DIY-sort and thrifted, newly painted but still. I love my book and I love my house. And now I am back to those pages for bedrooms and studies...